Lobster, Caribbean Spiny – Bahamas
Caribbean Spiny Lobsters grow fast, are highly fecund (very fertile), and can live up to 20 years.
In the Bahamas, the Caribbean Spiny Lobster population is stable. Fishing occurs with traps and by diving with the use of casitas (shelters) and/or SCUBA gear. The fishing methods are highly selective, resulting in minimal catches of non-target species.
There are concerns with the management of this fishery, particularly the monitoring of the catch and enforcement of regulations.